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October 2016

There are 3 blog entries for October 2016.

When you're talking about family oriented neighborhoods there's several factors that come to mind.  Generally speaking it's schools, parks and low crime.  Obviously those are things that everyone wants whether they have a gaggle of kids or not.   Wallethub just released a study the Top Cities To Raise A Family In Georgia that's not your run of the mill look at ratings on GreatSchools plus crime and gave us some pretty cool metrics of our cities here in the metro Atlanta area. 

Top Cities To Raise A Family In Georgia

  1. Top Cities To Raise A Family In GeorgiaJohns Creek - Everyone's favorite city is back in another review. 
  2. Milton - The former horse country of Alpharetta is number 2 on this list. 
  3. Alpharetta - How could Alpharetta not be on a best of list for "metro" Atlanta.  
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Joshua Jarvis In The NewsYou might already know that we were quoted in Forbes and you might also know that Joshua Jarvis is the most connected Realtor on Linkedin but if you needed media refernces we thought we'd put therm here for you.  A frequent contributor to Trulia and Realtor.com the Jarvis Team prides itself on market reports.  In fact, over the years we've tried to answer questions on youtube and other outlets and we'd love to answer your questions! 

  • 7 Ways Buyers Can Compete in a Tough Market - Forbes
  • 5 Inspection Deal Killers - Realtor.com
  • 7 Financial New Years Resolutions - Bankrate.com This was for 2016 but may very well apply to 2017
  • Best Mortgage Lenders of 2016 - Simple Dollar
  • How To Start A Real Estate Business - Bplans
  • 8 Real Estate
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You might think that Forsyth is the reigning champion when it comes to sales but you'd be wrong.  Here's the top sellers in the metro Atlanta according to the MLS. 

  1. Fulton County - of course Atlanta's county would have the most homes at 1,440 homes sold,  that's a 10.26% increase with a median price of $245,000.  That's 5.15% appreciation over last year, ya'll. 
  2. Gwinnett County - No "top" list would be complete without Gwinnett.   With 1,233 homes sold which represents a 15.45% JUMP!  The median price just crested over $200K at  $205,000 which represents an appreciation of 8.75%!!
  3. Part of the big 3 - Cobb County!  With 1,001 homes sold, Cobb is steady as she goes with a very small increase over last years sales (0.20%).  The median price of
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